POC 11 Networks

What is the Internet?

What is the World Wide Web?

What is the difference between a centralized and a distributed network?

What are TCP, IP and Ethernet?  Why are these protocols advantageous for building a big network?

How did Xerox and IBM miss the curve in the road with the personal computing and computer networks?

What networks emerged in Europe before the Internet?

Why did closed networks, such as commercial BBS, get “crushed” by an open network like the Internet and world wide web?

How did the Communications Decency Act threaten freedom of expression on the Internet?

Why do proponents of net neutrality want to classify internet service providers as common carriers?

  • modem
  • Bitnet
  • Mosaic
  • bulletin board system
  • Reno v. ACLU, 1997
  • defense early warning
  • Sputnik
  • email
  • Stop Online Privacy Act and Ethernet Protect Intellectual Property Act
  • hypertext
  • walled garden